Tánaiste ‘united with the Cabinet’ on abortion referendum
Coveney says referendum is once in a generation chance and a ‘no result will mean nothing can change’
Sun, Feb 4, 2018
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted he is united with the Cabinet and will campaign for a Yes vote to repeal and replace the Eighth Amendment on abortion. He said the referendum is a once in a generation chance and a “no result will mean nothing can change”.
Mr Coveney was responding following a challenge from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin who said that if there was an alternative to the Oireachtas committee’s recommendation “there’s an obligation to publish that alternative, to formulate it precisely and clearly so that there would be clarity about what people are saying”.